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Bishop says Nigeria a ‘Molotov cocktail’ as it prepares to mark 60th anniversary

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Nigeria’s internal conflict is “a Molotov cocktail of anger, frustration, religious extremism, toxic politics, corruption and deep rut,” according to a leading bishop in the country.

Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto was speaking to Crux ahead of the country’s 60th Independence Day, observed on Oct. 1.


Bishop Kukah’s Mother laid to rest

The late Mama Janet Hauwa Kukah, mother of Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto, was laid to rest today at the family house in Anchuna, Zangon Kataf Local Government, Kaduna State.
Bishop Kukah was joined by the Metropolitan of Kaduna Province, Archbishop Matthew Manoso Ndagoso, and Bishops Kundi of Kafanchan Diocese and George Dodo of Zaria Diocese.


Charity to the less privilege --by Bishop Kukah

Bishop M. H. KUKAH of the Diocese of Sokoto, through the diocesan Directorate of Justice, Development & Peace Commission (JDPC), supports the  beggers & less privileged communities in Sokoto so as to facilitate & encourage them in their praying & fasting in the month of Ramadan & to stay Covid-19 free by observing good hygiene & necessary precautions.  God bless Bishop Kukah, God bless the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto.


Homily at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi (Sokoto Diocese), on 11th February 2020 at Good Shepherd Seminary, Kaduna Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Diocese

  1. We have gathered around the remains of Michael in supplication but also as solemn witnesses to the penetrating darkness that hovers over our country. I have the rare honour of being considered the principal mourner in this ugly tragedy. It is not an honour that I am worthy of receiving.


Nigerian journalists have been enjoined to remain courageous and steadfast: Bishop Kukah

Nigerian journalists have been enjoined to remain courageous and steadfast in their pursuit of truth despite the challenges of their job.
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah made the Monday night during an interface with Newsmen Monday night at the Bakhita Secretariat Sokoto. 
He said it is regrettable that journalists are being picked up and incarcerated for carrying out their statutory job of keeping the Nigerian public abreast of development in society and how the people are government.